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Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic (English Version)

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Catalogue Number:  CQM006EN
Producer:  Copper Quartz Media Inc.
Producers:  Cox, Caroline
Directors:  Ayalik, Tiffany and Taylor, Kylik Kisoun
Producing Agencies:  Copper Quartz Media Inc.
Subject:  Agriculture, Canadian Geography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Justice, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Nature, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2022
Running Time:  43:55

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Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic is a stunning and eye-opening documentary about one family’s pursuit to becoming fully self-sufficient, living off the land in a remote location on the north end of the Mackenzie River. Using local materials and traditional knowledge Inuit/Gwich’in Hunter, Kylik Kisoun Taylor will re-establish and re-imagine the lost practice of building an Inuvialuit log house with a sod roof with the intention of creating housing security in his traditional territory of the Beaufort Delta. Kylik builds his future at his off-grid camp and creates an opportunity for language and cultural revitalization. Filmed entirely at Okpik Village, 16 km north of Inuvik.

Directed by multidisciplinary Inuk artist Tiffany Ayalik. Tiffany is from Yellowknife, NT and is Inuit from the Kugluktuk region. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders, that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about.

And: Inuit/Gwich’in Hunter Kylik Kisoun Taylor. His passion for his homeland extends to visitors in the film community who want to develop meaningful collaborations with the local community to showcase the beauty of the Inuvialuit region.

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